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ST. JOHN'S MIDDLE PARISH ROH

 
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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: ST. JOHN'S MIDDLE PARISH ROH Reply with quote

The St. John's Middle Parish Church W.M. is still located under the pulpit in St. John's Kirk, Perth but no sign of these RoH currently on display. Perhaps removed to storage when St. John's Kirk was reconstructed to a single church as the Great War Memorial to the dead of Perth City and County. Further enquiry needed;

PERTHSHIRE CONSTITUTIONAL & JOURNAL: 05.11.1919
ST. JOHN’S MIDDLE CHURCH ROLL OF HONOUR

The Kirk-Session and congregation of St. John’s Middle Parish Church have prepared and hung in the north vestibule of the church a beautifully designed Roll of Honour, containing the names of those connected with the congregation who fell in the Great War. The Roll of Honour, the work of Mr William Anderson, Gray Street, is most appropriate in conception and artistic in finish. There are two Rolls, measuring 18˝ inches by 14˝ inches, and upon each are inscribed the names of twenty-one young men of the congregation who made the supreme sacrifice. The design on each is similar, being executed in a mural decoration, treated in a conventional manner. The top is laid out in a panel of intermingled laurel and cypress leaves which are bound with a ribbon scroll bearing the words “Middle Church” and, in one case, the date of the opening of hostilities, and in the other, the date of signing of Peace; the centre of this panel is occupied by a circular plaque containing the Arms or Crest of St. John’s Church. The centre space of the Roll, on which the names are inscribed, is framed in a design based in thistle and oak leaves, which support on each side three circular plaques containing drawings of badges of various British and Colonial regiments, and through this decoration runs a ribbon effect, bearing appropriate mottos in Gaelic and Latin; the whole being finished off with a circular plaque at the bottom with a design in one Roll of the unsheathed sword intertwined with a spray of thistle, and the inscription “Our Sword is Our castle”, the other representing the sheathed sword, circled with a laurel wreath, with the word “Victory” inscribed. The colouring of the design has been effectively carried out in mild tones of blue, greens, and reds, with slight touches of gold, the badges being treated in open line drawing in black. Full lists of all who served in the war, with their record of service, is also hung in the vestibule of the church.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have asked at St. John's Kirk regarding this RoH. It is possibly in storage so fingers crossed.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 76453
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